August 30, 2021
MeBe continues to follow guidance from CDC and state and local public health departments in each MeBe location to protect the health and safety of our clients and employees and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Vaccination requirement for workers in health care
For your safety, as well as that of our health care workers and the community, MeBe supports and will comply with the recent COVID-19 vaccine mandates issued by the State of California and the State of Washington.
To comply with the California mandate, all providers at MeBe working in California will be fully vaccinated, or have an approved exemption with weekly testing, by the September 30th deadline.
To comply with the Washington mandate, all providers at MeBe working in Washington will be fully vaccinated, or have an approved exemption, by the October 18th deadline.
In addition, all MeBe providers will wear face masks, regardless of vaccination status, for the safety of our employees and our families.
MeBe continues to provide essential services to families with ABA, Speech and Language Therapy, and Occupational Therapy sessions. In addition, we have expanded our Telehealth Services for Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Contact us with questions at 619-795-9925.
July 19, 2021
Updated guidance in Los Angeles County requires everyone 2 years of age and older must wear a mask in all indoor public places, whether they have been vaccinated or not. For MeBe families in Los Angeles, we require all MeBe staff, parents, and caregivers to wear masks indoors during sessions.
In other locations, per CDC’s guidelines, fully vaccinated individuals can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart. We have updated our mask requirements to align with the new guidelines from the CDC.
In-home ABA Sessions:
- Upon voluntary disclosure and mutual consent of the client and employee, masks and social distancing are not required for vaccinated parties per CDC.
- Employees are not required to share this information with clients; this is completely voluntary.
- Note: Masks are currently required in Los Angeles County and masks must be worn by all adults present during indoor sessions.
Learning Center Sessions:
- We will continue to require masks and social distancing in the MeBe San Diego and MeBe Seattle Learning Centers due to the volume of interactions among clients and staff.
If you are not fully vaccinated, CDC recommends that you wear masks in indoor public places around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others. Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others. Click here to read the most update CDC guidance on face masks.
Here is the most updated guidance from CDC about face masks:
- Wear masks with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19
- Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
- Masks should be worn by people two years and older
- Masks should NOT be worn by children younger than two, people who have trouble breathing, or people who cannot remove the mask without assistance
- Do NOT wear masks intended for healthcare workers, for example, N95 respirators
- CDC does not recommend the use of gaiters or face shields. Evaluation of these face covers is on-going but effectiveness is unknown at this time.
Please ensure you are wearing a mask that is approved by the CDC. Click Here to view the full list of approved masks.
- We can provide Telehealth Services for Speech & Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy, depending on your insurance plan.
- We can also provide some Telehealth options for ABA services, including parent training and supervision.
- We are happy to discuss options available to you based on your health plan’s guidelines.
- Please contact us if you are a current MeBe family and you are interested in exploring Telehealth options.
- Please call 619-795-9925 if you are a new MeBe family and you would like to learn more about our services.
- Clinicians should increase their physical distance from clients as appropriate to maintain the highest level of safety possible for all.
- Clinicians will refrain from using physical prompts during sessions.
- Greet with smiles but without physical contact during this time.
- We ask that siblings and other household members who aren’t necessary to this medically necessary treatment refrain from being in the treatment space during this time.
- Staff and all adults must wear a face mask that is approved by CDC.
- Client and clinicians must wash their hands every 30 minutes starting at the beginning of session in addition to the following times: before snack, after snack, after bathroom, especially after you have been in a public place.
- We want you to be assured our clinicians are healthy. Clinicians are expected to cancel sessions if they are experiencing any of the symptoms outlined by the CDC.
- We need to assure our staff that your home is a safe place for them to enter. We expect you to cancel session if you or anyone in your home is sick or exhibiting any of these symptoms identified by the CDC.
- We kindly request that you restrict indoor sessions to an area that has been sanitized prior to the start of session. Here’s a resource for approved products.
- We highly encourage sessions to take place outdoors when possible.
- MeBe Staff are required to wear face masks in the learning center at all times.
- All staff and clients will have their temperature checked upon arrival to the learning center.
- Make your car your waiting room! Call us at (619) 578-2208 and let us know you’re here.
- We will practice social distancing in the learning center by maintaining at least 6 feet of space between each therapist & client pair.
- We continue to clean and sanitize our centers at regular intervals throughout the day.
- MeBe is committed to keeping our spaces clean, safe, and open to families!
Updated May 13, 2021
- Is the MeBe Learning Center open?
- Yes, the MeBe Learning Centers in Seattle and San Diego are open for center-based services.
- The MeBe Learning Centers are operating with limited capacity to meet health and safety guidelines for social distancing.
- Are you still providing in-home ABA services?
- Yes, we are still providing in-home services as well.
- What happens if we need to cancel sessions due to illness?
- Please contact us as soon as possible to let us know if you need to cancel any sessions due to illness or exposure to the virus.
- What happens if we need to cancel several sessions?
- Please let us know how many sessions you expect to miss due to illness, and when you expect to be able to return to a regular schedule.
- We will do our best to be flexible but cannot guarantee you will have the same BT if you are absent for an extended period of time. Please understand that the BTs need to work and may be re-assigned during this time.
- What are my options for rescheduling sessions that would normally take place in school?
- If you child’s school is closed, we can try to reschedule your sessions in-home or in the center. Please contact us and we can work together to find the best solution for your family.
If you have additional questions, please reach out to your MeBe Clinical Supervisor. We’ll do our best to work with your family and we’re working hard to continue providing services during this time. Additional Resources:
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- CDC Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People
- California COVID-19 Updates
- San Diego County Public Health
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
- King County Public Health
- Santa Clara County Public Health
- California Department of Public Health
- Washington State Department of Health